April 26, 2011

Passion For Life--Andrew's Armada

While this may be a white elephant issue for some, it's a sad and humbling experience for others. Nobody wants to talk about it. Nobody wants to hear about it because, quite frankly, it's uncomfortable. There are no words to express the depth of pain. There are no emotions more heart wrenching.

Have you ever miscarried a baby or lost a child? By God's amazing love and grace, I have never suffered such sorrow or loss in my own life. But that doesn't mean others' pain does not affect me. I have a dear, sweet precious friend. Her name is Lindsay. When I say 'dear, sweet, and precious'- I mean the type of person that would show up at your door with muffins and take your kids if you were sick, the type of person that would give you the shirt on her back if you needed it, the type of woman who is one of those moms that truly engages her kids with every breath. Yes, friends, she is one of THOSE people. 
A terrible and awful thing happened to Lindsay a few years ago. She lost her third baby, Andrew, at 20 weeks gestation. 

You can read her story here. But this is your warning---

Don't say I didn't warn you! I have read this story many times and every single time, I am broken and humbled again and again.

Every year, Lindsay's family participates in the March of Dimes walk in honor of baby Andrew who is waiting in heaven. Her team is called Andrew's Armada.  She sent me the link a while ago to contribute to her goal. The procrastinator that I am, I waited til last week to open it and donate. When I did, my heart sank. I saw that her goal was $1000. I looked to the right to see that she only had met $35 of it. I thought about Lindsay, her family, and blessed Andrew all day.

Finally, I came up with a brilliant way for Darling Deuce to sponsor Lindsay's walk for Andrew. 
After doing a little brainstorming and talking with Lindsay, we came up with this gorgeous purple headband/hair clip! 100% of the proceeds will go directly into her goal towards March of Dimes walk. 
We chose purple because it is the color for the March of Dimes, but it also represents passion. This is a cause Lindsay and her family are so passionate about. And how appropriate that I was able to find a gorgeous mom and her two beautiful girls to not only model the actual headband, but to represent the miracle of life and pregnancy.

You can PURCHASE here!!!

A warm thank you to Rachel Blackwood for capturing the beauty of life!